“Library Lessons” workshops set for spring semester
The McKillop Library will once again sponsor “Library Lessons,” a series of workshops open to all members of the Salve Regina community, throughout the spring 2016 semester. Topics include conducting research, learning APA and MLA citation styles and using bibliographic citation managers.
Those who are interested in attending may register for the “Library Lessons” series online at library.salve.edu/librarylessons.
“Introduction to Today’s Library Services”
5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, McKillop Library, Room 106
5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, Center for Adult Education, Warwick
What services do librarians offer to help you navigate the research process in the 21st century? Get a head start before you’re swamped at the end of the semester and learn how to get help.
“How to Do Research”
5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, Center for Adult Education, Warwick
5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, McKillop Library
How do you decide on a topic? What are the steps in the research process? How do you decide which library and open web research tools to use? This workshop takes you through the process.
“Learn APA Citation Style”
5 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, Center for Adult Education, Warwick
5 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, McKillop Library
This workshop will explain the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style that is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.
“Learn MLA Citation Style”
5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, Center for Adult Education, Warwick
5 p.m. Thursday, March 10, McKillop Library
This workshop will explain the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and format style that is most commonly used to cite sources within the humanities and liberal arts.
“Using Bibliographic Citation Managers: RefWorks”
5 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, McKillop Library
What’s a bibliographic citation manager? How can it help you organize the books and articles you’re finding for your classes so that you can access them from anywhere? How can you use it to create a works cited bibliography, instead of hand-typing your sources at 4 a.m. the day your paper is due?
“Conducting a Literature Review”
5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, McKillop Library
The dissertation is looming, and the first step is the literature review. What is a literature review? How do you make sure you don’t miss anything? How do you optimize library tools to keep up with new research as you’re writing?